Cropton’s Calamity Ale / Uncle Sam’s Bitter

Toffee and butterscotch body is topped with a huge head and some cloudiness in the bulk of the beer. The carbonation is massive in the bottle and gets just a little annoying on the pour.

Malty alcohol is a wonderful treat for the nose and this is the best part of the brew. This is followed up by the mixed fruit alcohol and then some really quite bitter hops in the finish. Actually quite metallic. Strangely pitched against the metallic hops is a cloying sweetness – a very odd combo!

This seems to drink way, way higher than the 4.40% ABV. It really seems like a hefty brew.

A bit odd, not really what I was expecting and it was a bit of a different beer. Not something to try very often, but certainly worth a visit.

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01/27/2006
Format:
bottle
ABV: 4.4 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 5
Overall: 3.5
Total: 4.03
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